Tourism generates more than a third of jobs and half of GDP in top North American cities

A new study released by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), which for the first time analyses the economic and employment impact of Travel & Tourism in cities, shows that Travel & Tourism can drive up to a third of all employment and half of GDP in the economies of top North American tourist destinations.


The study also looks at city’s share of tourism GDP in relation to the contribution of Travel & Tourism to GDP for each of the three countries of North America. For example, Mexico City generates more than a quarter of Mexico’s Travel & Tourism GDP. Toronto generates 16% of Canada’s Travel & Tourism GDP. And added together, New York, Orlando, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Honolulu and Washington DC to generate 20% of the US’ Travel & Tourism GDP.


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New Cycling and Walking Path Opens in the Town of Tecumseh

Ontario is making it easier for families to get around the Town of Tecumseh, with a new off-road cycling and walking path that connects to other nearby trails and makes commuting safer and more convenient. 


The new 3.5 kilometre off-road cycling and walking path connects to the existing Herb Grey Parkway Trail and the Trans Canada Trail. This path is part of the Rotary (1918) Centennial Hub, which officially opened on Saturday, Oct. 14.


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Windsor Craft Beer Festival Celebrates 5 Years

The highly anticipated Windsor Craft Beer Festival is celebrating 5 years as the region’s original craft beer festival.


The region’s first festival dedicated to craft beer takes place October 13-14, 2017 with craft brewers from across the province, including Windsor Essex, participating.


“We have a lineup of brewers with a few old favourites and a few new and exciting breweries that are only attending the Windsor Craft Beer Festival,” explains Adriano Ciotoli, one of the festival organizers and co-owner of WindsorEats.  “Brewers are bringing special one off brews that can only be tasted at this event.”


Since the festival began five years ago, the craft beer scene in Windsor Essex has grown significantly. At the time, there was only one craft brewer in the region. The festival helped bring a sense of excitement to the craft beer scene and now there are nearly 12 local brewers.


The event has been a great success since it’s inception and this year doesn’t look like it will be any exception.


“Tickets have been selling since last year’s event ended,” says Ciotoli.  “Saturday has been a sell out for the last 2 years and we anticipate it doing so again this year.”


Tickets for the event can be purchased at


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Adriano Ciotoli